Miles Austin Boosts Fantasy Stock In Season Opener

Sep 5, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin (19) carries during the first quarter against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

Miles Austin finished out strong in first matchup against the Giants. We break down the fantasy implications.

Miles Austin looked like he was going to turn in a quiet night against the Giants until he caught a 34-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Austin finished with four receptions for 73 yards and one score in New York.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners were ready to hit the panic button by the time the fourth quarter rolled around. Austin is clearly still working his way back from lingering hamstring issues, but he had enough in him to out jump two Giants defenders and take it to the house with 5:57 left to play. If he can continue to put his ailments behind him, Austin will be a great value to owners considering his lower average draft position this year.

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